22 Weeks Gestation

22 weeks

  • Rapid brain growth continues.
  • The eyebrows and eyelashes are well formed.
  • The eyes are fully functional and capable of movement.
  • The vocal cords are active.
  • Reflexes are present.
  • There is little chance for survival outside the uterus.
  • The weight is about one pound.
  • The length is about 7 to 8 inches.

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Last updated December 5, 2012